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In this tutorial we will see two amazing conky desklets that can render your desktop more attractive, but make sure you choose a wallpaper that fits with the design of each conky desklet. These conky scripts can run on many desktop environments such as Gnome Shell, Unity, Cinnamon, etc. If you haven't already installed Conky on Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13 or older, use the following commands from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install conky conky-all

1. Gotham Conky Mod


a.  Installation For Multi-core Processors

Open the terminal and run the following commands:

cd ~/ && wget -O gothma_conky.zip http://goo.gl/x2Gho

unzip -q gothma_conky.zip && cd gothma_conky

mkdir -p ~/.fonts

cp Antipasto.ttf ~/.fonts

You can start the script with this command:

conky -c ~/gothma_conky/conkyrc

b. Installation For Single Core Processors

Run these commands:

cd ~/ && wget -O gothma_conky_single.zip http://goo.gl/yVdci

unzip -q gothma_conky_single.zip && cd gothma_conky

mkdir -p ~/.fonts

cp Antipasto.ttf ~/.fonts

You can start the script with this command:

conky -c ~/gothma_conky/conkyrc

2. The Legend of Zelda Conky


You can install this desklet with these commands:

cd ~/ && wget -O conky-zelda.zip http://goo.gl/Los2A

unzip -q conky-zelda.zip && cd conky-zelda

mkdir -p ~/.fonts

cp Triforce.ttf ~/.fonts

mkdir -p ~/conky

cp rings-v1.2.1.lua ~/conky

To start the script, run this command:

conky -c ~/conky-zelda/.conkyrc

To kill all running Conky desklets, you can use this command:

killall conky

Conky Sources:

- Gotham Conky Mod
- The Legend of Zelda Conky

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